Youth mobilities in the Southern Initiative, Auckland: transport practices and experiences of 15-24 year olds

Author:

Amanda Gilbertson,Bianca Wildish,Emma Fergusson,Jessica Terruhn,Kathryn Ovenden

Publication date:

2016

Topics:

Demographics and society, Education and skills, Infrastructure, Transport

Source:

Auckland Council Research and Evaluation Unit, RIMU

Summary:

This research investigates the way in which access to transport affects the lives of people aged 15-24 in the Southern Initiative (TSI) area of Auckland (the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu, Manurewa, Ōtara-Papatoetoe, and Papakura local board areas). Seventy-nine people were interviewed for the study over 10 months in 2014: eight informants with specialised knowledge pertinent to this issue, and 71 TSI youth.

The main topics explored include:

- The travel practices of participants, including the places they go and the modes used

- Their perceptions of different modes of transport, in particular of public transport

- Their experiences of different modes of transport

- Occasions when their transport plans had fallen through, and the impact of this

- How access to transport influenced their decisions and expectations about activities and opportunities

- What would make getting around easier for them

- How they thought the transport system would look in 20 years’ time

Auckland Council technical report, TR2016/014